Celebrating 100 Years of Flight: Testing Wing Designs in Aircraft
David Pugalee, Chuck Nusinov, Chris Giersch, David Royster, Thomas Pinelli
January 2005, Volume 10, Issue 5, Page 212
An investigation involving several designs of airplane wings in trial flight simulations based on a NASA CONNECT program. Students' experiences with data collection and interpretation are highlighted. Teachers will learn about the activity and how to implement it in the mathematics classroom, integrating several different areas of mathematics.
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Ratios / Proportions